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Hi.whats to stop you ripping the GPS antenna out and putting it behind the dash near the screen and fitting a stock antenna mount to the roof?
Thats what i would do if i had one of those.
I've had this car just over a month and I've not been anywhere in it yet that I don't know how to get to anyway. So no, I haven't really used the sat-nav in anger yet. It's not in the best position, is it, but it could come in useful if I were to get diverted down some farm track in the middle of nowhere and get lost (it's not unusual where I live). Besides that, I just like things to work the way they should.Do you actually use GPS on your headunit? I dont have a ford one, its a Sony aftermarket touchscreen with GPS but the low down location of the headunit in the Mk3 makes it so hard to use/dangerous to look at that i dont use the GPS and still use my phone on the screen mount for navigation!
if the headunit was in the top of the dash it would be great but it really is useless for satnav down by the gearstick and i have disconnected the GPS receiver from my headhunt to prevent Tom Tom booting on startup as it slowed the headunits overall boot time but ive left everything in place as it would get me out of trouble should i find myself in a no phone situation.Hi.
That's worth looking into, but I don't know how this all connects together. On Catcar it looks like the radio aerial and sat-nav antenna cables are an integrated cable with a multi-plug that connects to the HU, so there's a problem straight away. In any case, I don't expect the reception will be as good as having the antenna on the roof, outside the car.
I've had this car just over a month and I've not been anywhere in it yet that I don't know how to get to anyway. So no, I haven't really used the sat-nav in anger yet. It's not in the best position, is it, but it could come in useful if I were to get diverted down some farm track in the middle of nowhere and get lost (it's not unusual where I live). Besides that, I just like things to work the way they should.
The sat-nav is actually still working fine, despite how that antenna looks. I will probably have a go at sealing up the cracks if it ever stops raining, blowing a gale and there is daylight (all at the same time).
just looked up Here wego but it wont let me download it, ill have to search for an APK and sideload it to try it.I use HERE WeGo It was originally the Nokia Ovi Maps. It was an excellent in the days before large touch
screen phones. (Navteq before that?)
Used Waze for a while also but not installed that for a few years.
Marshmellow.Strange, I have used it for years so should be available on most android builds.
What version do you have?
Excellent, thank you!Only just noticed this thread.
The original mast bases can still sometimes be found if you search for them as a Freelander mast base, but there are also aftermarket covers that just fit over the top of the base.
Have a look online for Ford Focus arias base covers, or some similar search term.
The last one I bought was from a Landy dealer.Just knowing they are the same as the Focus changes everything, especially when sellers don't use the part number.